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Schwartzel wins the Masters after a wild day

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Charl Schwartzel gave this Masters a finish it deserved.

April 10, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McIlroy masterful in Augusta

AUGUSTA - On a sweltering day at Augusta National, the kid stayed cool. And now, Rory McIlroy has a comfortable lead heading into the final round of a major.

April 09, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


It's Rory's to lose

The trees are ready to roar and the ground is ready to shake, but for that to happen Sunday, Rory McIlroy will have to cooperate. If the kid from Northern Ireland plays the way he has for the first three rounds, Sunday will simply be a coronation.

April 09, 2011 | By VINCE JOHNSON Herald Videographer | Sports


'Freddie' is a fan-favorite in Augusta

I must admit. I'm sore. After walking up, down, and around the hills of Augusta National for the past five days, my entire body aches. My legs, my back, and the soles of my feet feel like needles have infiltrated my bones.

April 08, 2011 | By VINCE JOHNSON Herald Videographer | Sports


Tiger roars in Round 2

AUGUSTA - The fist kept pumping. The cheers kept growing. The ball kept dropping.

April 08, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Bonds jury begins deliberations

SAN FRANCISCO - The jurors who will decide Barry Bonds' fate filed back into the courtroom with their first question Friday, and it was one that had to make prosecutors happy.

April 08, 2011 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Indiana out-paces Hawks

INDIANAPOLIS - Danny Granger scored 28 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-102 on Friday night.

April 08, 2011 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy, Quiros lead the pack

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Rory McIlroy teed off in the morning and put up a score for everyone to chase at the Masters. Then, after grabbing some lunch, he plopped down in front of the television to see if anyone could catch him.

April 07, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Woods is the show in Augusta

I walked Augusta National on the Tiger trail Thursday, as did Steve Spurrier, Eric Dickerson, Tiger's mom, Kutilda, and droves of other patrons waiting to see the show.

April 07, 2011 | By VINCE JOHNSON Herald Videographer | Sports


Before deliberating, Bonds' jurors get an earful

SAN FRANCISCO - The eight women and four men sat in the jury box for more than 4½ hours, listening to angry arguments from federal prosecutors and Barry Bonds' attorneys at the end of a 12-day trial that exposed the dark world of baseball's Steroids Era.

April 07, 2011 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods just not the same

AUGUSTA - There was a time when Tiger Woods would have responded to the perceived slight in the way he knew best - with his clubs. A 65 on Sunday, perhaps, good enough to slip on another green jacket while Ian Poulter waited at the airport for a flight home.

April 06, 2011 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


The best of the best at Augusta

Picking 'the best of' Augusta National is like picking 'the prettiest' at the Miss Universe pageant, or 'the dumbest' on any VH1 reality show. Nonetheless, on the eve of the 75th version of The Masters tournament, I'm going to split hairs and give you my opinions and predictions on the next four days.

April 06, 2011 | By VINCE JOHNSON Herald Videographer | Sports


Bonds rests case with no defense witnesses

SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds' confident defense team rested its case Wednesday without calling a single witness, just minutes after a federal judge accepted the government's request to dismiss one of the five counts against the home run king.

April 06, 2011 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger, Mickelson never more different

Monday night's thunderstorms uprooted one of Magnolia Lane's 61 historic trees at the Augusta National Golf Club, but that wasn't the only effect the weather had on the second day of Masters' Week.

April 05, 2011 | By VINCE JOHNSON Herald Videographer | Sports


Augusta never kind to No. 1 Kaymer

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Martin Kaymer got a little jolt of adrenaline when he turned onto Magnolia Lane for the first time this year.

April 05, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


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Done, Dale: Junior's final season ends without championship

JOLIET, Ill. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. received a stamp of approval from fans wanting to write letters to the retiring star, wishing him luck.

September 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Leishman maintains the lead at BMW Championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - As much as Marc Leishman has been through, especially off the golf course, it takes a lot to get to get under ...

September 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


War Eagles soar back

It wasn't turnovers or big plays, but special teams that undid Portal in the worst way possible against rival Jenkins County.

September 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Week 3 Preview: Jackson vs. Clemson; Scouts flock to Laramie

Lamar Jackson basically had the Heisman Trophy wrapped up last season by Oct. 2, playing so well in Louisville's biggest games early in the ...

September 15, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Trump demands ESPN apologize for anchor's tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is calling on ESPN to apologize days after one of the sports network's anchors called him a "white supremacist ...

September 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


It's on: Triple G, Canelo ready for big middleweight bout

LAS VEGAS - It's the kind of fight Gennady Golovkin has been chasing from the moment he walked off an airplane six years ago to ...

September 15, 2017 | By TIM DAHLBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Indians set A.L. record with 21st consecutive win

CLEVELAND - For more than 100 years, American League teams have gone on winning streaks of varying lengths - short ones, long ones, double-digit ones.

September 13, 2017 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth taking aim at FedEx Cup championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Jordan Spieth already has won 14 times around the world, which already places him in unique territory. Over the last 75 years ...

September 13, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Awaiting Irma: Rays and Dolphins to be home on the road

MIAMI - Hurricane Irma will have the Miami Dolphins setting up a temporary home in California, and make the New York Yankees the road team in ...

September 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Stephens tops Keys in US Open final for 1st Grand Slam title

NEW YORK - Sloane Stephens' remarkably rapid rise from a ranking of 957th in early August to U.S. Open champion on Saturday began with the ...

September 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Magic city melancholy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - After having its game against New Hampshire moved by a few hundred miles and one time zone, there was a legitimate question to ...

September 09, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Being burned by high expectations hurts Georgia Southern fans, I can relate

High expectations are fine to have, but you should know the consequences that come with them.

September 09, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles must make Birmingham home

The Georgia Southern football team woke up on Monday looking forward to a Saturday home game where it could shoot for its first win of ...

September 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


US Open finalists Keys, Stephens commiserated over injuries

NEW YORK (AP) - When the Grand Slam season that ends this weekend began at the Australian Open back in January, neither Madison Keys nor Sloane ...

September 08, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Baseball's power surge raises some troubling issues

ATLANTA (AP) - We've been through this before.

September 08, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


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